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Access to BFI's archived films is free. The library does not have a subscription to any additional content.

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Selected from the vast holdings of the BFI National Archive, BFI's free content captures diverse perspectives on events, developments and debates, and are supported by informative and authoritative commentary by BFI curators and other specialists. Explore and download rarely seen government films, written documents, newsreels, TV documentaries, discussion programmes, parliamentary recordings and much more in an indispensable resource for any study into the recent history of Britain.

Date Range

Over 120 years of archival material.


11,000 archive films are available, this collection grows constantly as more material is digitised.

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